Group run

Task cancelled? Cally on regardless!

23 runners ran 3.0km to help the Friends of Calendonian Park in Islington.

  • Steve Coman
  • John Shirley
  • Claire Rees-Sewak
  • Judith Fagelson
  • Meg Lewis
  • Steve Lee
  • Islington runner
  • Graham Atkins
  • James Gilbert
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Nancy
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Al Smith
  • Rob Riley
  • Hannah
  • Islington runner
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Tom McCann
  • Caz Steer
  • Pete Benwell
  • Andrea Castegnaro
  • Culann
  • Eilidh Nell Wagstaff
Monday, 2nd of September 2019
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

We were welcomed back to the beautiful Caledonian Park this week, after an unexpected change of plans. A fantastic job was done last week by 10 bank holiday Goodgymmers, but we smashed it with 23 running volunteers on hand last night!

Back to the Emirates again, we made a quick departure to Cally Park, stopping at the wonderfully named Lumpy Hill adventure playground to pick up wheel barrows on route to the Caledonian Park Clock Tower (You can climb up this for free! Plan a trip up the tower here).

Our big group was separated to perform specific tasks, rotating throughout the evening. We had folks shoveling crushed concrete and others wheeling and dumping the concrete on to a tree lined pathway, with the intention of making this green section wheel chair accessible. The rest of our crew set about cutting, sawing, snipping and removing roots and undergrowth from the surrounding area. It was a huge undertaking for the Friends of Calendonian Park, but Goodgym definitely made a huge dent in their workload.

Autumn is drawing in (September already, who'd have thought it?), and we are starting to see the last of our tasks in natural light. A wonderful time of year for running, but maybe time to invest in a head torch for upcoming tasks.

There is some fun stuff happening this week!

Firstly, Pritesh (GG Brent Trainer) was be hosting his final event as GG social secretary this Thursday. Come and join Goodgymmers from all boroughs for a meet-up and a Thank You for his hard work over the years! Sign up here.

Also, Peckham Rye parkrun will be taken over by Goodgymmers this Saturday at 9am. We will be out pacing, volunteering, cheering and supporting on mass- always a blast! Come on down, and sign up here.

Next week, we will be running over to Sunnyside Community Centre for some chopping, snapping and snipping action in their lovely community gardens. Sign up here, and see you all next week!

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Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • James Gilbert
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Andrea Castegnaro
    • Steve Lee
    • Steve Coman

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